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Sam Maloof on Jerry Glaser, woodturner…

“Jerry’s work was as good as anyone else around at the time. If he had stayed with woodturning, he would have gone all the way. He made a decision to go a different direction so we would have all the good tools to work with.”

The timeline below clearly shows that Jerry Glaser’s was  “A man ahead of his Time!”

  • 1966 Introduces commercially available high-speed turning tools.
  • 1966 Introduces milled turning gouges from round stock rather than stamped or hot forged.
  • 1966 Introduces first commercially available tools truly sharpened and hand-honed ready for use.
  • 1975 Introduces commercially available ” Particle Metals” to woodturning tools.
  • 1980 First to offer turning tools in an array of specialty steels, including M2, M4, CPM10V & CPM15V.
  • 1982 Develops commercially available grinding jig with holding and manipulation features. Precursor of all grinding jigs available today.
  • 1985 Introduces interchangeable turning tools with single handle.
  • 1985 Introduces commercially made metal turning tool handles loaded with lead shot to dampen vibration.
  • 1985 Introduces multiple-based Glaser Screw Chuck (three different bases on the same chuck).
  • 1988 Develops double articulating hollow turning/boring tools.
  • 1989 Develops first bowl skew.
  • 1995 Introduces cryogenically treated steel at -300°F for extra toughness,  something emphasized today by other toolmakers as a recent innovation.
  • 2005 Glaser Engineering acquired by Paulo Marin.
  • 2008 Re-designs with Paulo Marin the CryoSteel tool line, implementing the usage of CPM S90V steels morphing CryoSteel into the upcoming  SYNERGY ULTRAGOUGE tool line.
  • 2011 Structures with Paulo Marin  the first bowl gouges made out of new advanced steels to be released on the first quarter of 2012.

JANUARY, 2017 – HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

ALL HANDLES NOW SHOWCASE THE NEW VIBRATION GEL DAMPENING SYSTEM - NO MORE LEAD FILLED HANDLES!
One of the greatest things at Glaser Hitec Engineering, is to be blessed with the ability to constantly experiment and innovate. This principle has been the core of our efforts since Jerry started this company back in 1966.

During one of our developments with Space Exploration Projects, we were able to create a gel compound designed to protect and reduce vibration in the compartment which houses spaceship components. The result was a state-of-the-art compound which will replace the lead in ALL our handles, substantially reducing the weight, but increasing the vibration dampening properties which Jerry Glaser developed back in 1985.
>>>We are positive the results will amaze you!
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MINIGLASER QR SHOWS UP IN ENGLAND!
English publication Woodturning Magazine (www.woodworkersinstitute.com) recently published a press release over our QR system in their "Hot Stuff" section.
READ ABOUT IT
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SYNERGY ULTRAGOUGE
The entire line of SYNERGY gouges has been manufactured. We are now finalizing our patented "Quick-Release" system and soon, woodturners around the world, will be able to enjoy our upcoming Synergy Ultragouge tool line and the outstanding properties of our newly developed steel CAULDRON 305.
ISYNERGY which is bound to impact the industry with its fantastic modularity and performance.
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QR SYSTEM!
Our miniGlaser QR continues to break boundaries. Customers who have purchase this fantastic set have reported that the performance and easiness of tool changes are incredible..

One of our best customers, Mr. Bill Wyko, stated that our miniGlaser tools have what he calls" "Napoleon Syndrome"... They DO NOT know they are small. They tackle big turning like any other large tool.
And we are now, redesigning the adapter system and extra tools to enhance your set.
We will always continue to innovate!
That is the Jerry Glaser Legacy we've inherited!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND FOR KEEPING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING IN THE USA.

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